jack-keyboard - Virtual MIDI keyboard for JACK MIDI

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name jack-keyboard
Package version 2.7.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 123 B
Download size 41.26 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
JACK keyboard is a program that allows you to send JACK MIDI
events (play ;-) using your PC keyboard. It's somewhat similar to
vkeybd, except it uses JACK MIDI instead of ALSA, and the default
keyboard mapping is much better - it uses the same layout as
trackers (like Impulse Tracker) did, so you have two and half
octaves under your fingers.


Package Version Architecture Repository
jack-keyboard_2.7.1-1_i386.deb 2.7.1 i386 Debian Main
jack-keyboard - - -


Name Value
jackd -
libatk1.0-0 >= 1.12.4
libc6 >= 2.4
libcairo2 >= 1.2.4
libfreetype6 >= 2.2.1
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 >= 2.22.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.24.0
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libjack-0.116 -
libjack-jackd2-0 >= 1.9.5~dfsg-14
libpango1.0-0 >= 1.14.0
libsm6 -
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -


Type URL
Binary Package jack-keyboard_2.7.1-1_amd64.deb
Source Package jack-keyboard

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install jack-keyboard deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install jack-keyboard




2012-05-01 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-keyboard (2.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream bugfix release.
* Refresh patches.
* Re-generate debian/control.
* Small improvement to package's description.
* Update debian/copyright.
* debian/watch:
- No need to use uupdate when downloading new tarballs as we use git.
* Bump Standards.
2011-10-05 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-keyboard (2.6-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix "format not a string literal and no format arguments"
errors. (Closes: #643412)
2011-07-09 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-keyboard (2.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch buildsystem to cmake.
* Don't show an error dialog when LASH is not available, just print
a warning to stderr.
* Remove patches applied upstream.
* Add -lgthread-2.0 to linking flags.
* Install manpages into /usr/share/man.
2011-05-03 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-keyboard (2.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add patch to fix pianola mode (Closes: #625282).
Thanks to Dan Muresan for the report and patch!
* Rewrite debian/copyright as per DEP-5 proposal.
* Drop lash support.
* Demote qjackctl to Suggests.
* Bump Standards.
* Regenerate debian/control file.
2011-01-24 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-keyboard (2.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Rosea Grammostola ]
* Add a2jmidid to Recommends.
[ Alessio Treglia ]
* Add lashd to the Suggests field.
* Take patches from upstream's trunk to achieve the following:
- 0001-dvorak_layout.patch:
+ Add Dvorak layout support.
- 0002-document_dvorak_support.patch:
+ Update manual page with information about Dvorak layout.
- 0003-midi_programs.patch:
+ Set MIDI programs number to 127 as per MIDI spec.
- 0004-desktop_file.patch:
+ Fix desktop file as per spec.
* debian/patches/1001-manpage_errors.patch:
- Escape hyphen character to be used as minus sign.
* debian/control.in:
- Remove trailing whitespace.
- Remove debhelper from Build-Depends field, it is properly
adjusted by regenerating debian/control.
* Regenerate debian/control.
* debian/README.source:
- Document how to re-generate debian/control file.
2010-08-26 - Rosea Grammostola <rosea.grammostola@gmail.com>
jack-keyboard (2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #594487)

See Also

Package Description
jack-midi-clock_0.4.1-1_amd64.deb JACK client that sends MIDI beat clock pulses
jack-mixer_10-1_amd64.deb JACK Audio Mixer
jack-stdio_1.4-1_amd64.deb program to pipe audio-data from and to JACK
jack-tools_20131226-1_amd64.deb various JACK tools: dl, record, scope, osc, plumbing, udp, play, transport
jack_3.1.1+cvs20050801-29_amd64.deb Rip and encode CDs with one command
jackd1-firewire_0.124.1+20140122git5013bed0-3_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (FFADO backend)
jackd1_0.124.1+20140122git5013bed0-3_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients)
jackd2-firewire_1.9.10+20140719git3eb0ae6a~dfsg-2_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (FFADO and FreeBoB backends)
jackd2_1.9.10+20140719git3eb0ae6a~dfsg-2_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients)
jackd_5_all.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (default server package)
jackeq_0.5.9-2_amd64.deb routes and manipulates audio from/to multiple sources
jackmeter_0.4-1_amd64.deb a basic command line meter for the JACK audio system
jacksum_1.7.0-2_all.deb computes checksums, CRCs and message digests
jacktrip_1.0.5.patch2-2_amd64.deb high-quality system for audio network performances
jade_1.2.1-47.3_amd64.deb James Clark's DSSSL Engine